Today’s children are the future of our world, which is the main reason why we need to instil healthy habits into them from an early age. Think back to when you were a child, you probably spent most of your time running a muck around your neighbourhood, and pretending to be a policeman in your best friend's outdoor cubby house. Fast forward to 2020 and we have a generation of children who are glued to their device and don’t spend more than 5 minutes outside, which is the leading cause of many health issues. The health benefits that children experience from consistent daily exercise is invaluable, and is a topic that needs to be discussed far more often. Luckily for us, the solution is relatively simple, buy a trampoline and show your kids how to do a backflip!
Our child’s habits are largely a result of what they see us do, and as a result we must lead by example. By showing our children that exercise is not only fun, but an essential aspect of daily life, we provide them with the opportunity to establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
The Australian government advises that children between the ages 1-12 engage in physical activity for at least 2 hours per day, which may seem excessive, but in reality is just part of being a healthy young kid. The health benefits that result from this daily exercise are fundamental to a child’s growth and development, allowing them to develop healthy bones and muscles, and reduce the risk of them developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cancer.
I think we can all agree that the most difficult part of getting our children off their devices and outdoors, is finding a fun activity that will keep them occupied for hours. A trampoline solves this issue, in fact, it’s probably a little too much fun, so make sure they do their chores before you let them use it!
Jumping on a trampoline is an extremely safe and effective form of exercise. There’s no pressure on your joints and an endless amount of tricks you can do. Our Trujump trampolines have a 100kg weight capacity, which means multiple children can use them at the same time. Aside from being some of the best outdoor trampolines on the market, they’re designed to endure over 5000 hours of UV rays, which means you’ll be jumping on them for years to come.
It’s worth mentioning that aside from the physical benefits that exercise provides, we must not forget how it affects our mental state. Given the current global situation, many children are unable to go to school and see their friends, which is a fundamental aspect of their life. So whether it be going for a walk, jumping on a trampoline, or pretending to be a policeman in your wooden cubby house, encourage your children to be active as it will help them cope with the struggles that we are all experiencing in 2020.
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